Here's a different twist on the popular halo setting. This client had an oval solitaire engagement ring. Her idea was to add her children and grandchildren's stones around her center; almost forming a 'family circle' around her diamond. Luckily the halo had just the right amount of settings so each person had 2 stones. The halo was added to her existing ring and her center diamond reset.
I have been so excited to show you this final recreated piece. And, this lady is truly as lovely as her new ring. She brought in a ring, a pair of channel set diamond earrings and two diamond pendants. Her request was something on the wider side, but also delicate. Together with some "visual aids" we took the journey from a quick sketch and the final computer rendering to the gorgeous result. She simply imagined the possibilities. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
Here are her original pieces. You can see her engagement ring, diamond freeform pendant, diamond hoop earrings and a 5 diamond pendant: VIEW FULL ENTRY
Here's some creative resetting ideas on this "summer" Friday morning! A wedding ring created for a new bride using her fiance's grandmother's diamonds in a popular single row bezel band. Delicate, yet durable.
A client came in with her original loose diamond, a diamond pendant, a pair of diamond earrings,a diamond ring and a pendant enhancer. The loose diamond is now a beautiful solitaire pinkie ring and the pendant and earrings?...Take a look at the "antique" inspired pendant she created. For the pendant, we used existing settings but fashioned them together in an nontraditional way. So elegant. And there is a ring coming next...so stay tuned...more to come! bb
I wanted to share this touching story with you. Our client's mother and her best friend shared joy and loss throughout their friendship and when it was time to pass on both ladies rings, our client was the recipient. A story of enduring friendship and strength is represented with their stones. Our client added her own engagement ring and the diamond from her husband's grandmother and the result is generations of family and best friends in this one of a kind treasure. Enjoy! bb
Hello everyone! What a glorious day. So many commented on enjoying pictures showing possibilities of re-purposing "bling". Here's one of my favorites for two reasons; not only is the final product stunning but the diamonds came from items many have that may be unworn. A simple diamond pendant and stud earrings became this rose and white gold ring. With no prongs to catch, this simple and elegant style could be worn daily. Enjoy!
The client's original set with about a 1/2 ct diamond pendant a... VIEW FULL ENTRY
There is so much emotion attached to jewelry; love, commitment, celebration, transition, new beginnings, cherished memories of loved ones gone. I had the honor to be a part of one story recently by designing, with a lovely client, what we named her "BGR" aka "Big Girl Ring". She chose an antique mounting and a created Alexandrite, a stone that changes color in different light. Although similar to its natural counterpart, this stone is less expensive and quite an eye catcher. Enjoy! betsy
Happy Saturday! When a client comes in for a repurposing of jewelry I explain there are three layers to that onion: 1-A new ring in our stock fits the stone perfectly and a new ring is born! 2-With thousands of pieces already available, we find the perfect piece already made that matches her stone(s) size(s) and set the stones. 3-The client likes a certain style from different pieces but her stones may not match settings that already exist. So, we make it from scratch. In my postings, you have seen all... VIEW FULL ENTRY
One of the most rewarding parts of the job is having wonderful clients. And we understand when they come with their assortment of jewelry to be redesigned; it holds more meaning to all of us because it isn’t only about the new ring. It is the story of combining the memories in all the pieces into one piece. And odds are that no matter what the design, those memories carry with them every emotion surrounding life’s events; marriage, children, careers, parents, grandchildren. Simply put; life’s ups and downs. It was our privilege to create a design for one of our favorite people because she is so special to our hearts. Her redesign story is simple: create something new from my engagement ring, anniversary ring and perhaps a pair of earrings. Each piece h... VIEW FULL ENTRY
- Using 6 large diamonds from the oldest cluster ring, we created a channel using three diamonds on each side of the center diamond. The sides are slightly raised to allow light into these stones as well as keeping the profile of the center low, per the client’s request. -The center diamond is set in a low, custom designed head with a very special touch. On each side of the center diamond, at the base, are set four small diamonds in the curve of the head. These 8 small diamonds were from the client’s mother’s engagement ring ... VIEW FULL ENTRY
Almost nothing feels as special or personal as a customized piece of jewelry. Necklaces and bracelets always feel fancy no matter what, but there is extra significance in a piece that bears the wearer's name.
Monogram's collection of jewelry sets itself apart from other customized accessory lines. Instead of spelling out the wearer's name or initials in an obvious way, Monogram, based out of New Hyde Park, NY, incorporates initials into delicate, ornate gossamer designs. At first glance, the pieces look like abstract filigree charms. This makes the jewelry even more meaningful to the person wearing it, because the significance is a secret just for her and the person who gave it to her.
Women gravitate toward the pendant necklaces first, since they remind wearers of the nameplate necklaces they wore as children. The initials ... VIEW FULL ENTRY
A client brought in both her wedding ring and engagement ring. As you can see prongs on her engagement ring were very bent. We used all her diamonds and added just four in the halo and the small ones on the side.
A client came in with an idea and some rings inherited from her Mother. She wanted to design a new ring in an antique style that she would wear at her daughter's wedding. The center diamond was from her Dad and the side diamonds , all marquise shape, were from another of her Mom's rings.
We began with an idea and coupled with craftsmanship, the end result was stunning. If you look at the pictures:
She brought in a black onyx ring to indicate her style. Initially she wanted black onyx... VIEW FULL ENTRY
The added bonus: Alter the original ring setting to accept a smaller center princess cut and adding blue sapphires where the side diamonds were.
-Pendant: This lovely lady drew a sketch using a large princess cut as the center and positioning the trapezoid side diamonds to show off the shape of the center. A simple white gold chain, attached with jump rings on the side, completes this simple and elegant design that can be worn every day.
-Ring: Using the original ring mounting, our incredible custom designer adjusted the size of the center head ... VIEW FULL ENTRY
Client brought in a picture of the engagement ring she loved. After measuring her diamonds, we decided the stone sizes would work with her dream ring if we used the round diamonds from both the wedding band and engagement ring.
The client also had a small pinkie ring which had worn prongs and thin band plus slightly larger inherited diamonds. The result? A beautiful open scroll curved band with an added curved swirl bezel on the top for the center diamond and smal... VIEW FULL ENTRY
The idea? After examining different settings and patterns, she decided on a classic design . By removing the yellow gold shank on her mother’s ring and the diamonds from the other ring we created a whole new look using all ... VIEW FULL ENTRY
The wish: To create a ring using this client’s original diamond and diamonds inherited from family that mirrors the original engagement ring and uses all the stones. This client had her original engagement ring ( pictured with wedding ring at top), an inherited solitaire diamond ring and a diamond, also inherited, from a diamond and ruby ring. Both are pictured below original set. We created her new ring by utilizing the same beautiful design of her original ring, making the mold to exactly match the sizes of the diamonds from all rings. Her original diamond and the diamond from the ruby and diamond ring matched in size, making them perfect as the larger side diamonds in this design. The diamond from the solitaire became the new center diamond a... VIEW FULL ENTRY
I finally have my BGR (a.k.a. big girl ring!) It's been several years in the making but well worth the wait. I bought a blue sapphire several years ago and put it in a pendant. At the same time, I upgraded my diamond earrings that began as little specks in my ears. In November I decided it was time to create my own BGR. With Betsy's help, I ended up with my beautiful new ring that not only became a home for my sapphire, but for my diamonds as well. The best part, is that Betsy was just as excited as I was. She's the best. Thanks, Betsy.
We here at Diana Jewelers pride ourselves on carrying a wide range of styles and options to suit anyone's tastes. At the same time, we understand that no matter how robust the selection can be, you just may not be able to find that perfect piece of jewelry to compliment your lifestyle. We want you to know that if that situation ever arises, it's not the end of the line at Diana. We offer custom merchandise through the utilization of cutting-edge digital jewelry design software to create that unique product that you are looking for.
One of our Central NY clients was ready for her very own "Big Girl Ring". We helped her choose a spectacular mounting, and set a genuine Color Changing Sapphire in the center. The Sapphire changes from bright cornflower blue to a beautiful purple in different lighting. The color change is all natural, and truly joyful to watch.
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